Black Widow (2021)

CATE SHORTLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 2021. Marvel Studios, Truenorth Productions. Story by Jac Schaeffer, Ned Benson, Screenplay by Eric Pearson. Cinematography by Gabriel Beristain. Produced by Kevin Feige. Music by Lorne Balfe. Production Design by Clint Wallace, Charles Wood. Costume Design by Lisa Lovaas, Jany Temime. Film Editing by Leigh Folsom…

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Marriage Story (2019)

NOAH BAUMBACH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom/USA, 2019.  Heyday Films, Netflix.  Screenplay by Noah Baumbach.    Cinematography by Robbie Ryan.  Produced by Noah Baumbach, David Heyman.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by Jade Healy.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film Editing by Jennifer Lame.   A heartwarming opening montage has married couple…

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Jojo Rabbit (2019)

TAIKA WAITITI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Czech Republic/New Zealand/USA, 2019.  TSG Entertainment, Piki Films, Defender Films, Czech Anglo Productions.  Screenplay by Taika Waititi, based on the novel Caging Skies by Christine Leunens.  Cinematography by Mihai Malaimare Jr..  Produced by Carthew Neal, Taika Waititi, Chelsea Winstanley.  Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design by Ra…

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Avengers: Endgame (2019)

ANTHONY RUSSO, JOE RUSSO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2019.  Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, based on the Marvel comics by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and the comic book by Jim Starlin.  Cinematography by Trent Opaloch.  Produced by Kevin Feige.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by…

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Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

ANTHONY RUSSO, JOE RUSSO Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   USA, 2018.  Marvel Studios.  Screenplay by Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, based on the Marvel comics by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and characters created by Joe Simon, Steve Englehart, Steve Gan, Bill Mantlo, Keith Giffen, Jim Starlin, Larry Lieber, Don Heck.  Cinematography by Trent Opaloch.  Produced by Kevin Feige. Music by…

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Isle of Dogs (2018)

WES ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA/Germany, 2018.  American Empirical Pictures, Indian Paintbrush, Studio Babelsberg, Twentieth Century Fox Animation.  Story by Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, Kunichi Nomura, Screenplay by Wes Anderson.  Cinematography by Tristan Oliver.  Produced by Wes Anderson, Jeremy Dawson, Steven Rales, Scott Rudin.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Paul Harrod, Adam Stockhausen.  Film Editing by…

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Rough Night (2017)

LUCIA ANIELLO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   USA, 2017.  Paulilu Productions, Sony Pictures Entertainment.  Screenplay by Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs.  Cinematography by Sean Porter.  Produced by Lucia Aniello, Dave Becky, Paul W. Downs, Matthew Tolmach.  Music by Dominic Lewis.  Production Design by Ryan Heck.  Costume Design by Leah Katznelson.  Film Editing by Craig Alpert. All the elements should combine into something that works…

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Ghost In The Shell (2017)

RUPERT SANDERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2017.  Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks, Reliance Entertainment, Shanghai Film Group, Huahua Media, Arad Productions, Steven Paul Production,Amblin Partners,Grosvenor Park Productions, Seaside Entertainment, Weying Galaxy Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jamie Moss,William Wheeler, Ehren Kruger, based on the comic The Ghost in The Shell by Masamune Shirow.  Cinematography by Jess Hall.  Produced by Ari Arad, Avi…

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Captain America: Civil War (2016)

ANTHONY RUSSO, JOE RUSSO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/Germany, 2016.  Marvel Studios, Vita-Ray Dutch Productions, Studio Babelsberg, Marvel Entertainment, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, based on the comic book by Mark Millar, and characters created by Joe Simon, Jack Kirby.  Cinematography by Trent Opaloch.  Produced by Kevin Feige.  Music by Henry Jackman.  Production Design by Owen…

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The Jungle Book (2016)

JON FAVREAU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2016.  Fairview Entertainment, Moving Picture Company, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Justin Marks, based on the book by Rudyard Kipling. Cinematography by Bill Pope.  Produced by Jon Favreau, Brigham Taylor.  Music by John Debney.  Production Design by Christopher Glass.  Costume Design by Laura Jean Shannon.  Film Editing by Mark Livolsi.  Academy Awards 2016.  Las…

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Hail, Caesar! (2016)

ETHAN COEN, JOEL COEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2016.  Universal Pictures, Working Title Films, Mike Zoss Productions, Dentsu, Fuji Television Network.  Screenplay by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Eric Fellner.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Jess Gonchor.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by Ethan Coen,…

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Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015)

JOSS WHEDON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2015.  Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Joss Whedon, based on the Marvel Comics by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby.  Cinematography by Ben Davis.  Produced by Kevin Feige.  Music by Danny Elfman, Brian Tyler.  Production Design by Charles Wood.  Costume Design by Alexandra Byrne.  Film Editing by Jeffrey Ford, Lisa Lassek. The superhero variety bag is back,…

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